Wednesday, April 27, 2011

LuLu-Chanel's birthday cookies

Vanilla bean sugar cookies made into sea shells, sea horses and starfish add a charming touch to LuLu-Chanel's sea-themed tea and pool birthday party.  Her mom sent me a photo of Kate Landers' mermaid party, so these were based on the cookies created by Bee's Knees Creative, as well as Peggy Porschen's sea creature cookies. 

Sailboat Cookies

Duck and Owl Cookies

Quack, quack...

Whooo, whoooo...

Vanilla bean sugar cookies for baby showers.

Zoe's 21st birthday cupcakes

Zoe had her 21st birhtday party at Laruche, an opulent bar in Fortitude Valley.  We decided to keep Zoe's chocolate mud cupcakes simple, decorating them only with a monogram disc in rich pink and gold. 

Instead of a more traditional cupcake tower, the cupcakes were presented in painted craft boxes with a ribbon tied around them (display inspired by a feature on Donna Hay Magazine).  These are photos that Zoe sent to me.  Pretty wonderful display, eh? 


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Wedding Cookie Placecards

A leaf from my diary last week:

March 29, Tuesday
Made eleven batches of vanilla bean sugar cookie dough

March 30, Wednesday
Baked 43 gown-shaped cookies and 43 tuxedo-shaped ones
Iced all cookies
Boxed cookies in 12 air-tight plastic containers

March 31, Thursday
Added flowers and decorative details on the cookies
Piped guests' names onto cookies

April 1, Friday
Shoved hubby out of bed at 6:00am to help bag each cookie and tie ribbons
Cookies picked up by happy bride and one of her bridesmaids
Sit on the massage chair

Lucy's 21st birthday cupcakes

Simple vanilla cupcakes with buttercream, delicate pink roses and sugar pearls.  Lucy had her birthday party at the Victoria Park Golf Club, and these cupcakes were arranged on a stand with tea lights all around.  The whole display looked really lovely and sophisticated, specially with the black and white cupcake cases. 

"Just like to say thank you for my cupcakes on Friday!  They were a massive hit!  We only brought home three in the end!  And they looked amazing!  So thank you!"
-  Lucy D, Brisbane

Pink flower cupcake...

... on my new milk glass cake stand.

Footy and Beer

Mark's 50th birthday cake and cupcakes.  The man sprawled on the footy is based on the design on Mark's favorite mug.  He is a Brissie-boy through and through, and had his birthday party at the XXXX Brewery.

"Yes, he and everyone else had a fabulous time!  And the cake was FABULOUS!  A great hit and sooo yummy.  Thank you so very very much and for the photos also."
-  Susan B, Brisbane

Sweet Sixteen

Ellise's sweet sixteen birthday cake, simply decorated with ruffled buttercream icing and a red rose.
Can't believe how quickly children grow up.  The first time I met Ellise was at playgroup eight years ago.  And now she's an almost-young lady.

Design based on a Martha Stewart cake.